Muhammad ibn al Uthaymeen
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|Born||March 9, 1925
Unaizah, Saudi Arabia
|Died||January 5, 2001
Unaizah, Saudi Arabia
|Region||Saudi Arabian scholar|
Sheikh Abu 'Abd Allah Muhammad ibn Saalih ibn Muhammad ibn al-Uthaymeen at-Tamimi (Arabic: أبو عبد الله محمد بن صالح بن محمد بن سليمان بن عبد الرحمن العثيمين التميمي) (March 9, 1925 – January 10, 2001) was one of the most prominent Sunni Muslim Islamic scholars of the latter half of the twentieth century. Born in Saudi Arabia, he memorised the Qur'an at an early age and studied under well known scholars of the time including: Abd ar-Rahman as-Saa'di, Muhammad Ash-Shanqeeti, and 'Abd al-'Aziz ibn Baaz. During his many years of study, he became renowned for his knowledge in fiqh, eventually compiling over fifty books on the subject.
His full name was Abu 'Abd Allah Muhammad ibn Saalih ibn Muhammad ibn al-Uthaymeen at-Tamimi . Sheikh Uthaymeen, as he was most known, was born in the city of Unayzah to a family in the Banu Tamim clan of the Quraysh tribe, in the Qaseem Region of Saudi Arabia on 27th Ramadan 1347 AH (1925 CE).
When he entered into teaching, a great number of students from inside and outside Saudi Arabia studied under him. He was known for his own unique style of interpretation and explanation of religious points. He is regarded by Salafis as being from among those scholars who served Islam without any type of religious prejudice and kept themselves away from the limitations of blind-following.
According to Salafis, in giving religious verdicts Uthaymeen's Fataawa (i.e., rulings/verdicts) are based on the methodology of the Salaf which is evidenced from Qur'an and Sunnah. He has roughly fifty compilations to his credit.
Uthaymeen delivered lectures in the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca for over thirty-five years. His lectures encompassed various subjects including Aqidah, Fiqh, Hadith and Tafsir as well as books of theology by scholars such as Ibn Taymiyya and Ibn al-Qayyim. Before his death, he taught at the Sharia Faculty of Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University, Qaseem branch. He was also a member of the Senior Scholars Committee of Saudi Arabia, and was the imam and Khatib of the grand Mosque of Unayzah.
He was awarded the King Faisal International Award in the service to Islam on February 8, 1994.
Character and Death 
He had many students from many countries over the years. Many students from all over the world still continue to benefit from his books and tapes.
Uthaymeen died on Wednesday 15 Shawwal, 1421 AH (January 10, 2001 CE) at the age of seventy-five. He was buried in Mecca along with his peers among the scholars, including Abd-al-Aziz ibn Abd-Allah ibn Baaz.
Shaikh Uthaymeen's well known works include:
Tafsir (Explanation of the meanings of the Qur'an) 
Hadith (Sayings and Deeds of the Prophet Muhammad) 
- Kitab al-Ilm
- Sharh Riyadh as-Saaliheen
- Mustalahah Hadeeth
Aqeedah (Islamic Creed) 
- Qawaa'id Muthla fi Sifaati Allah wa Asmaa'ihil Husna
- Qawl Mufiid ala Kitab al-Tawhid
- Sharh al-Aqeedat Al-Hamawiyyah (link to English translation)
- Sharh al-Aqeedat Al-Waasittiyah
- Sharh Kashf ash-Shubuhaat
- Sharh Lum'at al-I'tiqad
- Sharh Usool al-Iman (link to English translation)
- Sharh Usool al-Thalaathah (link to English translation)
- What you must believe about your Creator (Sharh Hadeeth Jibra'eel)
- How do we believe in the Last Day? (Sharh Hadeeth Jibra'eel)
- Are We Forced or do we have Free Will? (Sharh Hadeeth Jibra'eel)
Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence) 
- Fataawa Arkan Islam
- Majmoo' al-Fataawa
- Ash-Sharh al-Mumti, an explanation of Zaad al-Mustaqni'
- Umdat al-Ahkam
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